COVID-19 death toll tops 3,000 in Oregon

“Today, we mark another sad milestone in the pandemic: Our 3,000th COVID-19 related death,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “We grieve for every person lost to the virus.”

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 2:42 PM

SALEM, Ore. – On Friday, Oregon’s COVID-19 death toll tipped over 3,000.

With 19 newly reported coronavirus-related deaths, the number is now at 3,012.

“Today, we mark another sad milestone in the pandemic: Our 3,000th COVID-19 related death,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “We grieve for every person lost to the virus.”

Friday also saw the addition of 2,187 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 252,977.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (19), Clackamas (74), Clatsop (35), Columbia (32), Coos (47), Crook (13), Curry (28), Deschutes (147), Douglas (168), Gilliam (2), Grant (4), Harney (19), Hood River (12), Jackson (148), Jefferson (13), Josephine (125), Klamath (40), Lane (240), Lincoln (32), Linn (108), Malheur (15), Marion (164), Morrow (12), Multnomah (235), Polk (34), Sherman (2), Tillamook (36), Umatilla (94), Union (17), Wallowa (5), Wasco (39), Washington (176), Yamhill (45).

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